Deep Learning and the Brain

Deep Learning and the Brain

Organizers: Haim Sompolinsky, Daphna Weinshall, Daniel Lee and Andrew Saxe
Invited speaker gender ratio: 7 Women : 18 Men (28%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND9)

Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND9)

Organizers: Zhe (Sage) Chen, Matthew Harrison, Rob Kass, Sri
Sarma, Byron Yu
Speaker gender ratio: 4 Women : 7 Men (36%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

Bernstein Conference 2019

Bernstein Conference 2019

Organizers: Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen (BCCN Göttingen)
Invited speaker gender ratio: 4 Women : 7 Men (36%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: Since the conference is advertised as “the largest annual Computational Neuroscience Conference in Europe” we used the base rate in the field of computational neuroscience as calculated from attendance at COSYNE 2016.

BNA Christmas Symposium 2018

BNA Christmas Symposium 2018

Sponsors: see here
Speaker* gender ratio: 4 Women : 4 Men (50%)
Estimated** base rate of women in the field: 32%

*Not including one pseudonymous speaker. Including a ninth speaker as either male or female, we get a ratio of either 44% or 56%.
**Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in neuroscience.
***At the time of posting, there was an error in our base rate using Society for Neuroscience registration data; this has now been corrected.

Workshop on “Neuronal Circuits in Motor Behavior” (NCMB)

Workshop on “Neuronal Circuits in Motor Behavior” (NCMB)

Organizers: Marylka Yoe Uusisaari, Aleksandra Badura, Erik De Schutter
Invited faculty gender ratio: 5 women : 8 men (38%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-18%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience, specifically the numbers based on attendance at COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience) 2016.

Congress on Robotics and Neuroscience – Fourth Encounter

Congress on Robotics and Neuroscience

Sponsor: Centro de Innovacion y Robotica, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Innovacion y Eobotica Estudiantil, Feutfsm
Speaker gender ratio:  4 Women : 2 Men (67%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 38%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keywords robotics AND neuro and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in both pages of results found using our python script. Search originally performed in October 2018.

2019 UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory

2019 UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory

Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Speaker gender ratio (incl. keynote):  9 Women : 9 Men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 38%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (learning OR memory) AND neuro and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 75 pages of results found using our python script. Search originally performed in December 2017.

Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) 2018

Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience (APAN) 2018

Organizers: Yale Cohen, Liz Romanski, Xiaoqin Wang,
Jennifer Bizley and Chris Petkov
Sponsors: Tucker-Davis Technologies and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Invited speaker gender ratio: 9 Women : 8 Men (53%)

Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 32-37%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in auditory neuroscience.